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How a Slip-and-Fall Can Lead to Paralysis

By lladmin on December 17, 2020

The slip-and-fall is often treated like a minor accident. After all, everyone has fallen at some point in their lives. The truth is, however, that slip-and-falls are far more dangerous than the typical trip-and-fall. These incidents can easily lead to brain injuries, fractured skulls, and, most debilitating of all, paralysis. But how can a slip lead to such a devastating injury? And how does paralysis impact a victim’s life? Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

What You Need to Know About the Colorado Candor Act

By lladmin on December 10, 2020

When you go the hospital, or to see your general practitioner, you do so under the assumption that they will take proper care of you, and help you stay healthy. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Many people find themselves victims of medical malpractice, which leaves them sick or injured, or even costs their life. After such a tragedy, the victim or family may seek compensation, demanding justice from the medical professional who harmed them. Not that long ago, getting compensation in a medical malpractice claim could be difficult, but thanks to the Colorado Candor Act, things have changed. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Top Causes of Birth Injuries

By lladmin on October 14, 2020

When it comes time for your child to finally be brought into this world, you assume that the labor, while potentially long and painful, will have as few complications as possible and will result in a healthy baby. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Birth injuries happen in hospitals all across the country, including here in Colorado. These kinds of traumatic events can have a detrimental impact on your child’s life and yours. But how do they happen? And who should be held responsible? Read the rest »

Posted in: Birth Injury

The Horrors of Wrong Site Surgery

By lladmin on October 7, 2020

Surgery is already a nerve-wracking notion for many patients. Despite the fact that surgery is meant to aid in proper healing, the image of a masked surgeon wielding a sharp scalpel is just too much for some people. Surgeries can be painful and scary experiences. The process inflicts trauma and stress on the body. We can’t say we blame anyone who wants to avoid surgery as much as possible. Sometimes, patients endure the pain, fear, trauma and stress only to find out their surgery was done on the wrong body part.  We call this a wrong site surgery.  Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Why a Surgeon May Be Responsible for Your Infection

By lladmin on September 28, 2020

Surgeries can range from just a quick cut to incredibly invasive and physically traumatic. In every surgery, you hope that the surgeon mas made sure their tools and operating room have been properly cleaned and sterilized before they begin. After all, given how dirty hospitals can become, surgeons and nurses need to be careful to not allow bacteria and viruses to be introduced into their patient’s bodies. Sadly, some surgeons are incredibly negligent, and their negligence allows for deadly surgical infections. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Hospitals and Bedsores: Deadlier Than You Think

By lladmin on August 20, 2020

Many of us have heard of bedsores, the small wounds that develop after the skin is allowed to be in contact with a bed for an extended period of time. Bedsores are a type of pressure ulcers. The formation of a pressure ulcer is a never event.  They are most prevalent in nursing homes and hospitals, where staff need to make sure residents and patients move the proper amount to avoid the wound. A minor bedsore is treated similarly to a cut and can heal fairly quickly and easily on its own. But, if the staff fail to do their jobs, and bedsores are allowed to develop far past the early stages, then they can have a serious impact on the victim’s health. It may even prove to be fatal. Read the rest »

Posted in: Hospital Negligence

When Your Car Collision Causes Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

By lladmin on July 28, 2020

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that can develop after an injury. It involves chronic pain that is more severe and debilitating than would be expected to result from the injury. Symptoms of CRPS include swelling in the affected area, decreased mobility, changes in the texture or color of the skin, and sensitivity to touch and cold. Complex regional pain syndrome usually affects the arms or legs, leaving you unable to walk without intense pain. A disorder like CRPS can have a long-lasting impact on your ability to enjoy day-to-day life. So, what happens after you develop it following a car accident? Read the rest »

Posted in: Vehicle Crashes

The Unforeseen Dangers of Concussions

By lladmin on April 12, 2020

Concussions are an everyday injury. It seems as though we all know someone who has suffered from one. Because of how common they are, we often view them as a mild injury that’s easy to heal from. However, the reality is, concussions are a serious matter that can have life-altering effects and complications, especially if they are not given the proper attention they need. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

What Is Erb’s Palsy and How Can It Affect Your Newborn?

By lladmin on March 29, 2020

Giving birth is both a wonderful and frightening event. On the one hand, you’re about to bring your child into the world; on the other, you’re in extreme pain and there are hundreds of things that can go wrong. One of those potential complications is Erb’s Palsy. Read the rest »

Posted in: Birth Injury

COVID-19: Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Update

By lladmin on March 16, 2020

The corona virus spread and infection with COVID-19 is a serious concern to us all. It is changing the way we all live and work, at least temporarily. Although as the pandemic continues to impact nearly every aspect of our lives, we want you to know that we are committed to providing uninterrupted service to all of our clients concerning all aspects of their case. We take the challenges presented by the corona virus seriously and to help solve the crisis we are implementing remote work programs that will limit office attendance for our attorneys and staff. We have provided all necessary employees with the means to work remotely from home commencing 5:00 p.m., March 16, 2020. Read the rest »

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